Proceedings Magazine - April 1929 Vol. 55/4/314

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Prize Essay, 1929

War is won by holding on or driving off, not by successful running away.—Mahan



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  • The Speed of Battleships (Prize Essay, 1929)
    By Lieutenant Franklin G. Percival, U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Prize Essay, 1929

    War is won by holding on or driving off, not by successful running away.—Mahan

  • One View of our Enlisted Personnel Problem
    By Midshipman J. R. Haile, U. S. Navy

    It appears to me that the problem of personnel has been somewhat underestimated, and therefore slighted, by the powers-that-be in the Navy. Officers from each Naval Academy class are sent to take postgraduate courses in technical subjects like...

  • The Line Task: Command
    By Lieutenant Commander Alfred Tawresey, U. S. Navy

    Opposition to the traditional policy of insisting upon broad, general development of the officer personnel, as against any form of specialization, has been constant. Although those responsible for the policy have not wavered, exceptions have...

  • The U.S.S. "Niagara"
    By Rear Admiral Elliot Snow (CC) U. S. Navy (Retired)

    Come, read ye all this little scrip

    It is no silly fable

    ’Tis all about a mighty ship

    Which laid the Atlantic Cable.1

  • Airship Personnel
    By Lieutenant Commander Charles E. Rosendahl, U. S. Navy

    Writers both in and out of the service frequently contribute articles on the subject of aeronautical training, the illustrations of which almost invariably show the candidate strapped in an ingenious whirling chair and being gyrated about to test...

  • A Plea for the Decimal Division of the Degree
    By L. M. Berkeley, Author of North Star Navigation, Great Circle Sailing, etc.

    The origin of the degree as the unit of angular measurement is lost in the mists of antiquity. Just why the 360th part of the circumference was selected as such unit, is not known. It has been conjectured that this fraction was adopted from the...

  • The Storming of the U. S. Consulate at Honolulu in 1870
    By Albert Pierce Taylor, Librarian, Archives of Hawaii

    The spectacle of United States marines storming an American consulate in a foreign country to compel the United States consul to lower the Stars and Stripes to half-mast as a mark of respect to a member of the royal family, has probably occurred...

  • Aerial Navigation
    By Lieutenant Commander P. V. H. Weems, U. S. Navy

    The science of aerial navigation may conveniently be divided into four parts: (a) piloting, in which the position is ascertained from visible objects on the earth; (b) dead reckoning, in which the position is deduced at any...

  • Discussions

    A Naval Research Reserve

    (See page 976, November, 1928, Proceedings)

    Commander W. W. Bradley, Jr., U. S. Navy.—The idea of a naval research reserve, or a technical reserve, or a reserve of...

  • Professional Notes
    Compiled By Commander F. W. Rockwell, U. S. Navy Lieutenant Commander A. C. McFall, U. S. Navy And Professor Henry Bluestone, U. S. Naval Academy
  • Notes on International Affairs
    Prepared By Professor Allan Westcott, U. S. Naval Academy



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  • The Virgin Islands of the United States
    By Lieutenant Commander W. L. Thompson, (ChC), U.S. Navy


    For many years it has been the boast of the British people that the sun never sets upon the British flag. Since March 31, 1917, the same can be truthfully said of the flag of the United...


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